in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Agriculture and Farming; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1488 words.
Mason, John Young (18 April 1799–03 October 1859), planter-lawyer, politician, and diplomat, was born at “Homestead,” the family plantation in Greensville County, Virginia, the son of...